Cadbury and Jaguar Land Rover Halt Production Following Water Supply Failure Due to Storm Emma

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    Today, Cadbury, the chocolate giant, and a Car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover forced to halt their production at their separate Midlands plants due to damage to the water supply that was caused by Storm Emma.

    Severn Trent said that it had been required to bring in “extra teams and tankers” and increasing their production at treatment works as it strives to keep the water supply to hospitals, homes, and schools.

    The latest cold snap and heavy snow prompted chaos across the United Kingdom. However, the succeeding thaw has added various problems in the form of burst water supplies.

    The Cadbury factory was pressed to stop its production. However, on Monday evening, it gained a “limited water supply.” A spokesperson for the owner of Cadbury, Mondelez International, stated: “Our supply of chocolate is not immediately impacted as some production is continuing and we currently have sufficient stock available to manage through this, hopefully, short disruption.”

    The said thaw has left homes around the capital without any supply of water, with some not anticipated to have any water supply until Tuesday night. Thames Water was among the suppliers that were required to hand out bottled water to its customers in London.

    In a statement, Severn Trent stated: “Due to the recent thaw we’ve experienced, our teams are dealing with a huge number of burst pipes across our region which is putting pressure on our network.

    “We’ve worked closely with Jaguar Land Rover to manage their water usage, which helps us prioritise household supplies.”